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School’s Starting! What’s a Family To Do? Here are some ideas. . .

kids and computers

The days of Summer are drawing to a close. Did you feel like you missed some opportunities to play while the kids were out of school? This week, I’m going to focus on finding activities the whole family might enjoy. Let’s make good use of the time before school scheduling sets in to enjoy some family time.

TUESDAY AUGUST 16TH
Your older school kids might relate to these Embarrassing Middle School Stories

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17TH
Yo Ho Ho! Sunken Ships in SF Bay! Hear the tales!

THURSDAY AUGUST 18TH
Semi-camping on the Presidio: Off the Grid

FRIDAY AUGUST 19TH
Learn cool circus tricks (for kids 8 and up)

SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH
Festival of the Sea in SF

SUNDAY AUGUST 21ST
Free Sailboat Rides in Berkeley

Have fun, and if you and your family are planning a move, I’d love to help you buy or sell an East Bay home. It would be my pleasure.

If you’re moving to another area, I can refer you to a trustworthy Coldwell Banker agent wherever you want or need to go in the US or the world. Coldwell Banker is an international real estate company.

Just call me.  I’m easy to get a hold of.  As so many of us do, I carry my office with me wherever I go, so phone or text 510-418-1306  and you’ll probably reach me. I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called. 

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If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market check out my My Web Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

Chris Neddersen
Broker Associate
CalBRE #01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

“Let’s Get Moving!”

What’s Next: My Anniversary and Bay Area Free Fun

wedding photo cropped

I don’t know if you noticed, but I usually skip a free activity on Monday.  Monday is the one day when just getting it together can be tough. It often takes a lot of energy just to make that first cup of coffee hoping it will help us rise up and meet the day.

Seizing the day is just not on.

But this year it has to be, because my wedding anniversary is next Monday.  I’m not saying which year, but the traditional gift for it is either something made with coral or jade; coral representing fertility and jade longevity.  I guess our three kids is proof we went through the coral years rather earlier in our marriage, so Jade it is.

Now, what will we do?  If any of you have any ideas, let me know! Here’s some ideas for you if you’re looking for FREE fun and enlightenment for the coming week.

TUESDAY JULY 21ST
Learn more about our starry, starry nights in SF

WEDNESDAY JULY 22ND
Walk and Wag in Emeryville, including a pet psychic

THURSDAY JULY 23RD
The SF Mime Troupe performs in Oakland

FRIDAY JULY 24TH
Last Day of the Rangoli Art Walk in San Ramon

SATURDAY JULY 25TH
Japanese Summer Bazaar in Berkeley

SUNDAY JULY 26TH
See the SF Ballet for FREE at Stern Grove

Whatever you do, have a great time, and REMEMBER. . .

If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market Check out my My New Site to discover homes on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

Give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for any and all of your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make sure you’re glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen,

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Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

What’s Next: Henry IV & Other Fun Free Bay Area Activities

JH Park

Summer is Shakespeare time at our house. Our interest in the Bard was inevitable. Our youngest, an actor living in Seattle, has had the good fortune to be cast in multiple Shakespearean plays from his college days onward.  We routinely travel up north to see him do his thing. Last summer we saw a delightful production of Two Gentleman from Verona, and this summer he’s playing Prince Hal in Henry IV (part 1).

What does this have to do with the Bay Area you ask? I’m happy to tell you. You too can experience the joy of a free outdoor Shakespeare play. The Shotgun Players, a Berkeley Troupe we’ve enjoyed for many years, offer FREE plays in John Hinkel Park. This summer they, too, are presenting an outdoor production of Henry IV (part 1) at the park for the next few weekends.

Looks like I’m going to get a major dose of Prince Hal this summer. If you are not a fan of Shakespeare, let’s see what else is going on:

TUESDAY JULY 14
Golden Gate Youth Choral Festival begins in Berkeley

WEDNESDAY JULY 15
Tour the USS Pampanito and see what Sub life is all about

THURSDAY JULY 16
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl

FRIDAY JULY 17
Free Harbor Tours on the SS Potomac

SATURDAY JULY 18
Saturday Art Tour in Oakland

SUNDAY JULY 19
Eats, Beats, and Brews Block Party in Berkeley

Have a terrific week!

Want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market? Check out my latest Web Site and sign up to find properties on the market–neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS  delivered fresh to your email inbox!

Give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for all your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make you glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen,

Broker Associate

CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

 

 

Come to the Berkeley Book Festival!

Book Festival Map

I’ve always loved reading. There’s really nothing I like better than relaxing with a good book. When in the midst of an especially good one, I’ve been known to stay awake in the wee hours just to find a good stopping point, but that’s the trouble with a really well-written book; there are very few good stopping points.

Before I became an agent, I thought that I’d have lots of opportunities to spend reading. I imagined bringing a book with me on floor in the office, or during open homes, but I soon learned that real estate is a demanding job with very little time to goof off, especially now, with the local market being as hot as it is.

Still, Berkeley is a book lover’s town. When I was attending the university here, the fatal attraction of Moe’s Books right across the street from the Mediterranean Cafe would often keep me in that part of Telegraph Avenue far too long enjoying a new book and a delicious cup of coffee.

I bring all of this up because this weekend is the Bay Book Fest.  It’s a free festival in downtown Berkeley’s arts district with loads of activities for all ages including author talks, a teen & children’s stage, and good food! It’s happening June 6th and 7th and it’s FREE, so come to Berkeley and scratch that reader’s itch!

If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market, check out my Super Site and discover properties on the market neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

Give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for all your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make you glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.
If you’re interested in HIGH WALK SCORE HOMES click HERE.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen,

Chris_sig

Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley

What’s Next: Pro Arts and Free Fun

EnjoyingArt

If you ever wanted a peek inside an artist’s studio, the annual East Bay Pro Arts Open Studio is coming up June 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14, from 11 AM to 6 PM.  Whether you want an extensive tour all over the East Bay or to simply poke around your local neighborhood artist’s digs, there are maps available on-line to plan your trip.

This is a terrific opportunity to support the work of local artists, beautify your home or garden, and gift yourself and your friends with a purchases of amazing art of all kinds, from etchings to sculptures to paintings to ceramics to glassware to weavings to quiltings and more and more.

That’s for the coming two weekends.  To amuse yourself this week, here’s the One-A-Day list of free fun events in the East Bay.

TUESDAY JUNE 2ND
It’s FREE museum day all over the Bay Area.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3RD
First Wednesday Author Reading in Oakland

THURSDAY JUNE 4TH
The famous Clift Hotel is celebrating its Centennial

FRIDAY JUNE 5TH
Red Panda Acrobats at the Yerba Buena Gardens

SATURDAY JUNE 6TH
Sea Chanty Sing Along in San Francisco

SUNDAY JUNE 7TH
Fort Mason’s International Arts Festival

I hope you enjoy the month of June in the Bay Area.

If you want to get a feel for what’s going on in the East Bay Real Estate market, check out my Super Site and discover properties on the market neighborhood by neighborhood–almost as soon as they’re posted on the MLS!

Give me a call if you’re thinking of  buying or selling a home, and for all your other real estate needs.  Just phone 510-527-0174 .  I’m never too busy to take care of you– or your referrals–and I’ll make you glad you called.

Get to know me! Check me out on facebook, linkedIn or see my other online presences. I have two sites made just for you.

If you’re a BUYER go to That House Detective
If you’re a SELLER go to What’s Next Homes.
If you’re interested in HIGH WALK SCORE HOMES click HERE.

Whatever your real estate need,  I’m happy to help!

Chris Neddersen,

Chris_sig

Broker Associate
CalBRE R01143189
Coldwell Banker in Berkeley